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Alces alces Linnaeus 1758 (moose)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Cervidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43850

Alternative combination: Cervus alces

Synonyms: Alces alces americanus Clinton 1822 (no. 231745), Alces muswa Richardson 1852 (no. 231744), Alces runnymedensis Hay 1923 (no. 43853), Cervus americanus Clinton 1822 (no. 45014)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Alces according to I. Agnarsson and L. J. May-Collado 2008

Sister taxa: Alces (Megaceros), Alces machlis, Alces shimeki

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer-browser

Average measurements (in mm): P2 25.9 x 23.2, P3 23.0 x 28.0, P4 24.1 x 29.5, M1 27.8 x 27.5, M2 29.0 x 29.1, M3 30.0 x 27.3, p2 20.4 x 14.2, p3 25.0 x 18.2, p4 28.4 x 21.0, m1 28.1 x 19.9, m2 28.8 x 22.1, m3 41.0 x 23.2, femur length 449.6, humerus length 398.8, radius length 408.9, scapula 406.4 x 261.6, skull 551.2 x 221.0, tibia length 482.6, ulna length 502.9

Estimated body mass: 288.6 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length